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Thread: Christmas/holiday Presents

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    Super Member bookworm's Avatar
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    Besides quilts :) what are you guys planning for Christmas/Holiday presents? Or have done in the past?

    I'm working on a couple small purses, some stuffed ornaments... and still trying to come up with other ideas.

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    I like to make covered journals, and quilted baskets for homemade baked items.

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    Aprons seem to be "in" now. And I have been fiddling around with potholders and table mats. Wallets and coin purses are already made for gifts.

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    Its actually nice to think of Christmas now, so hot out!

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    I need to find a pattern(or make my own) but have been thinking about a caddy for the bedroom.
    like a chair caddy to put the TV remote etc.
    Evryone in my house has a TV in the bedroom and then teh cell phones and Ipods etc.
    I thought a caddy(to hang down from between mattress and box springs) to hold everything would be great as my nightstand is always full!

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    I love the mattress caddy idea. I' gonna put that on my list. I'm making tote bags and table runners.

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    check book covers and purses are a nice idea Pot holders, tablerunners and I always embroider hand towels an pillow cases. One year I made all my grands (10) a pillow case using "theme" fabric of something they were interested in.

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    I was thinking of table runners but not sure how many friends would actually use them lol. It seems to not be as popular in the mid to late 20s crowd. I might steal your journal idea DebraK. Micheal's some for as little as $1 right now.

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    bags, placemats are always a great gift

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    I plan on finishing all of the late birthday presents from the past year. :0D Now, that's a great Christmas gift idea!

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    I was figuring others on this board might be lookin for ideas too :)

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    I am planning on making a seashell wreath (with seashell fabric) wall hanging for my mother, a quilted tree skirt and a really big set (like 12) placemats for my mother in law... some quilted bags for the teachers this year and a bunch of other stuff...

    I am pretty ambitious... we'll see how much I get done lol.

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    I thinking maybe Bow Tuck bags for a couple close friends - who have everything.

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    Towel wraps for hair found on the tute page.

    reversible travel tissue holders found on sew-thankful site

    and of course two quilts for two new grandbabies born this year. Puzzle pattern.

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    I'm doing napkins/placemats for my family, and keychain/card holders for the folks I work with that I like. =)

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    I use the Tip-Nut site and also the blog call Everyday Beautiful. Both have tons of ideas.

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    I'm going to be making grocery totes for all my daughter-in-laws. I figured 5 bags each for all three families would be enough for a average grocery trip. I'm gathering fabrics of vegetables and farm animals. I think that would be cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5moose
    I'm going to be making grocery totes for all my daughter-in-laws. I figured 5 bags each for all three families would be enough for a average grocery trip. I'm gathering fabrics of vegetables and farm animals. I think that would be cute.
    Check out cutefabric.com They have lot of veggie and other fun fabrics. Their shipping is reasonable too.

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    I make wallhangings, they are well received. sometimes I make them Christmas themed and other times, I make something that can be used all year long. Also, table toppers go over well too. HAVE FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5moose
    I'm going to be making grocery totes for all my daughter-in-laws. I figured 5 bags each for all three families would be enough for a average grocery trip. I'm gathering fabrics of vegetables and farm animals. I think that would be cute.
    I found at a local fabric store upholstery fabric that you might be interested. It would be great for making market totes. I use those for my grocery bags. I got the pattern of of Joann's site. The upholstery fabric is like a table cloth appearance and has food all over it! I keep wondering what I can make with it - hmmm.... sounds like market bags!

    I bet that store still has a ton of it too - I got it for $1.49 a yard!

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    Napkins and placemat are really cute. I just have too many to do for. I made table runners for all my girls
    last year. I am thinking pot holders this year.

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    I am suppose to be finishing 2 quilts that my grandmothers each started and finish them for my dad and mom. I may make an apron for my brother and that is all. Not sure for everyone else. Last year made a table runner for my sl and she did not even acknowledge it, so don't know what to do about her. Never do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    I need to find a pattern(or make my own) but have been thinking about a caddy for the bedroom.
    like a chair caddy to put the TV remote etc.
    Everyone in my house has a TV in the bedroom and then teh cell phones and Ipods etc.
    I thought a caddy(to hang down from between mattress and box springs) to hold everything would be great as my nightstand is always full!
    Good idea I think I will make one for my nightstand also. :thumbup:

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    I just received the most beautiful batic coasters from my secret pal Ruthruff3 if I can describe them correctly they are folded (sort of like origami) and the stem of a wine glass will fit in perfectly. Of course they're perfect for any glass :) :) If I can get a pattern or figure them out on my own I'll make them as Christmas gifts. I am also going to make Floor quilts for my daughters and mother. Hopefully not too time consuming as they are no sew. Bought the book "Floorquilts by Ellen Highsmith Silver"

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    A simple gift I made last year was I filled clear glass ornaments, bought at Michael's, with skinny strips of batiks I had from squaring up fabric. They came out quite cute. Batiks work well because they appear the same on both sides of fabric. I gave them out to family that I don't usually give gifts to and my quilting friends.

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